Healthcare Social Workers

Healthcare Social Workers

Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.

Key Competencies * Concern for Others * Integrity * Dependability * Cooperation * Stress Tolerance * Social Orientation * Self Control * Adaptability/Flexibility * Persistence * Initiative

Representative Tasks * Collaborate with other professionals to evaluate patients' medical or physical condition and to assess client needs. * Advocate for clients or patients to resolve crises. * Refer patient, client, or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness and to provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement or education.


Health Care & Social Assistance,

Job Family Community and Social Service

Sample Job Titles AIDS Social Worker, Bereavement Counselor, Case Managers, Certified Social Workers In Health Care, Clinical Social Worker, Community Advocate, Dialysis Social Worker, Director of Social Services, Director of Social Work, Disability Advocate, Disability Coordinator, Disability Specialist, Discharge Planner, Domestic Violence Advocate, Elder Counselor, Family Advocate, Family Support Specialist, Family Support Worker, Geriatric Care Manager, Geriatric Social Worker, Group Social Worker, Health Care Social Worker, Healthcare Advocate, Healthcare Social Worker, Home Health Care Social Worker, Hospice Social Worker, Hospital Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Social Worker, Long Term Care Social Worker, Medicaid Specialist, Medical Case Manager, Medical Case Worker, Medical Social Consultant, Medical Social Worker, Neonatal Social Worker, Nephrology Social Worker, Nursing Home Social Worker, Older Adult Social Work Specialist, Oncology Social Work, Oncology Social Worker, Outreach and Education Social Worker, Outreach Coordinator, Outreach Specialist, Pediatric Social Worker, Perinatal Social Worker, Public Health Social Worker, Public Welfare Worker, Referral Coordinator, Renal Social Worker, Social Work Case Manager, Social Worker, Transition Specialist.